Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Our Cut-Out Faces Megapack is the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available. All players are available in the default cut-out style. When you download our Cut-Out Faces Megapack, you'll receive over 400,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.10 - Released on 22 May 2023
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

Video Tutorial

An easy to follow video installation tutorial is available on our Youtube Channel

 

1. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Steam on Windows?

Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same.  You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

 

This is what the MP folder should look like for the respective version of FM you're using:


Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders. 

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


2. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using a Mac OS?

From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x -> graphics’ (create the last folder if necessary

 

Anything beyond this path line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


3. I don’t want to have the megapack in the default user data folder – can I place it elsewhere and how would I do so?

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.

 


4. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Gamepass?

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder - point 4 above does not and can not apply to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never downloaded the pack before, you should just download the larger "complete pack".

If you're not a premium member, it is recommended that you download the base megapack via torrent by going to our cut-out megapack download page. After which, you should then download all the update packs released to date and apply them chronologically.

If you're a premium member, just download the most recent complete pack.

If you already have a version of our Cut-Out Faces Megapack installed, then click "Download Latest Changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updates we've released since you've last downloaded a file. Simply download any you might have missed, starting with the oldest.
Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same. You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

This is what the MP folder should look like:
https://i.imgur.com/85lGeDc.png

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x’

Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.
If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)
The torrent file includes the base megapack uploaded just before that year’s FM version is released. Any and all subsequent update packs are to be downloaded separately.
For those who have never used torrents, in the vast majority of cases, it's just a question of downloading the client program (a small file, less than 1MB) and then downloading the megapack torrent file (a tiny file, around 20k) and then letting the program do the job.

Torrent files need a torrent client to be downloaded. I personally use µTorrent but other common clients are BitTorrent, Vuze and Deluge. For those using torrents for the first time, here is a general walk-through on how to download torrents and a specific guide for µTorrent.

Be aware that it will take a substantial amount of time to download the file due to its sheer size and that other people depend on you hosting the file to get it so please leave your torrent client on after you have fully downloaded it. The etiquette is generally accepted to be to upload as much as you download, although this might not always be possible. The older the torrent file, the less likely it is that there will still be users seeding it.
You need to copy and overwrite the faces and the new config file from the update pack into the faces folder and follow the same procedure for the iconfaces folder.

If done correctly, you should be asked if you want to overwrite files – accept. You should have one folder for faces and another folder for iconfaces, and no sub-folder whatsoever in them.

These steps are to be repeated for every update pack downloaded, and they are to be installed chronologically.
Since the files are hosted outside our pages, there isn't much we can do about this unfortunately. You could try downloading the pack via torrent and get it this way.
Extracting the file will take a while, but it shouldn't take the hours and hours that the program extracting will sometimes say it will. To speed it up, it is recommended that you have as few programs running as possible so that the system can dedicate as many resources to the extraction as it possibly can.

Secondly, for files as large as this, the calculation of the extraction time will be wildly incorrect at the start. After a while, it'll show a more realistic timeframe, which shouldn't be more than an hour or two if you have a good setup and few programs running at the same time.
The 22.0 torrent file was compressed in a way which has this effect on some images. It is suggested that you download an older torrent file which should not have this issue. Download links for older torrent versions is being made available below. It is recommended that you download the torrent file for the version after the one you’re playing since this will include all the update packs released for that iteration 😉

sortitoutsi_megapack_4.00 - uploaded before the release of FM12
sortitoutsi_megapack_5.00 - uploaded before the release of FM13
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_6.00 - uploaded before the release of FM14
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_7.00 - uploaded before the release of FM15
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_8.00 - uploaded before the release of FM16
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_10.00 - uploaded before the release of FM18
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_11.00 - uploaded before the release of FM19
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_12.00 - uploaded before the release of FM20
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.00 - uploaded before the release of FM21
The older the torrent version you’ll download, the less likely it’ll be there’ll be any seeds for it, naturally.
You might have a poor internet connection or your browser might have some extensions which interrupt this download. Having loads of downloads ongoing and/or streaming may also de-prioritise this download.

Try using Google Chrome in incognito mode (or the equivalent mode for other browsers) and you should be able to resume the download from the point it was interrupted, if that happens.
This download has two folders: one is the faces folder which contains the cut-outs which should be displayed on this screen. There is also a file titled config.xml which tells the game which images to assign to which person. The other folder is the iconfaces folder which contains the smaller images displayed near a person's name on the menu which comes up when you right-click on them, and also includes a different config file for this folder.

The likelihood is that you've put the iconfaces in the faces folder, or used the wrong config file for each folder. As a result, the smaller images (in 25x18) are being upscaled to be displayed in the person's profile, hence the blurring. Re-install the update pack again, making sure you put the contents of each folder in the right place.
The most recent update pack will include the most recent config file, so you can choose to download it and use it from there.

Alternatively, you can download fmXML and generate a config yourself. There's a video on YouTube on how to use it but it's really easy and the instructions are quite straight-forward.
Down the years, after an update pack was released, it was noted that some images included therein where of the wrong person, with a wrong extension or duplicated. Due to the way the download system is structured, these cannot be removed from the download, so there may well be a couple of hundred images’ worth of difference, depending on the version you download.
It's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since different people will want different combination of leagues, nations and divisions, plus people move around and get transferred or sacked or retire etc. and the only way to do so is to update and download them manually. That's why we have all the images in a megapack so that everything is captured therein.
These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that they only appear in your save-game because they were added via a custom file, generally the real name fix file. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

To get them to show, you should individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).
mons
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By Daniel Sowerby 01 March 2023 - 22:38 PM UTC 

Hi, I am unsure what I am doing wrong. I downloaded the newest, complete pack and yet I see some older faces. I see on the submission page that newer faces have been submitted and were completed into the update pack. For example, Luke Offord for Crewe. I have that older picture of him in-game, the one with the shaved head. But a newer picture of him has been submitted and accepted into update pack, v 2022.10. I downloaded the most recent, complete pack but I have v 12.05 image of him. If I downloaded the newest, complete pack, should it not include the newest one ?  

 

I suspect you might have some old megapack files somewhere in your folder structure.

 

Can you make a search in the graphics folder of the following UID: 29175459? It's Offord's UID.

 

Before you take a screenshot, can you post the results in the manner outlined below?

 

This can be achieved by posting the UID in the red circle, choosing the view tab via the blue circle, the details option in the black circle and making sure the folder column in the green circle is long enough to display the full path.

 

This will help me see if there is one or more other folders in your user data folder which contains one or more other facepacks…

Daniel Sowerby
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By mons 02 March 2023 - 07:02 AM UTC 

I suspect you might have some old megapack files somewhere in your folder structure.

 

Can you make a search in the graphics folder of the following UID: 29175459? It's Offord's UID.

 

Before you take a screenshot, can you post the results in the manner outlined below?

 

This can be achieved by posting the UID in the red circle, choosing the view tab via the blue circle, the details option in the black circle and making sure the folder column in the green circle is long enough to display the full path.

 

This will help me see if there is one or more other folders in your user data folder which contains one or more other facepacks…

Thank you very much for your time, help and clear instructions. Does this help below ? 

mons
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By Daniel Sowerby 02 March 2023 - 15:41 PM UTC 

Thank you very much for your time, help and clear instructions. Does this help below ? 

 

I need the search to be in the graphics folder not the iconfaces one.

Daniel Sowerby
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By mons 02 March 2023 - 16:14 PM UTC 

I need the search to be in the graphics folder not the iconfaces one.

this better ?

mons
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By Daniel Sowerby 02 March 2023 - 20:30 PM UTC 

this better ?

 

You said you have downloaded the newest complete pack, however the folder name is 13.01 and the date of the image in question is that of the previous megapack cut (which is why it's showing unsurprisingly).

 

How many images in total do you have in your faces folder?

Coreu mcsheffrey
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Ive added all the update packs and the mega pack, but I seem to be missing player faces I once had. 

 

Players like mo salah, Kieran Tierney. 

 

I'm very new to fm so I could of possibly done something wrong.

 

Any help appreciated 

mons
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By Coreu mcsheffrey 03 March 2023 - 11:09 AM UTC 

Ive added all the update packs and the mega pack, but I seem to be missing player faces I once had. 

 

Players like mo salah, Kieran Tierney. 

 

I'm very new to fm so I could of possibly done something wrong.

 

Any help appreciated 

 

As a premium member, the best advice I can give you is to delete all the megapack folders you have, and just download the latest complete pack, which will have all 400k+ cuts.

Coreu mcsheffrey
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By mons 03 March 2023 - 12:30 PM UTC 

As a premium member, the best advice I can give you is to delete all the megapack folders you have, and just download the latest complete pack, which will have all 400k+ cuts.

 

Yes I was thinking that. Thanks for your help 

niklas_88
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Hi. 

Is there a reason why many pictures, especially newer ones, does not have a completely transparent background?

mons
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By niklas_88 04 March 2023 - 19:30 PM UTC 

Hi. 

Is there a reason why many pictures, especially newer ones, does not have a completely transparent background?

 

Can you give some examples? I'm not aware of any.

niklas_88
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By mons 05 March 2023 - 08:00 AM UTC 

Can you give some examples? I'm not aware of any.

 

54, for example.

 

Let me rephrase, the background looks completely transparent.
But if you select a colour picker in paint and click the background it is not completely empty as if you used an eraser.
I would guess that it's something that happens when you compress the pictures.
It does not affect anyone, i just always used the Cut-Out megapack and modified it for myself to look as the FM 2006 facepacks.
But since the background is not completely empty it does not work anymore.


So there is nothing wrong, i was just curious 🙂

mons
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By niklas_88 05 March 2023 - 13:42 PM UTC 

54, for example.

 

Let me rephrase, the background looks completely transparent.
But if you select a colour picker in paint and click the background it is not completely empty as if you used an eraser.
I would guess that it's something that happens when you compress the pictures.
It does not affect anyone, i just always used the Cut-Out megapack and modified it for myself to look as the FM 2006 facepacks.
But since the background is not completely empty it does not work anymore.


So there is nothing wrong, i was just curious 🙂

 

Bit strange, looks fine to me, even when I open it with Paint. It might be that Paint doesn't deal with transparency very well. Try using Photopea instead 🙂

 

niklas_88
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By mons 05 March 2023 - 14:20 PM UTC 

Bit strange, looks fine to me, even when I open it with Paint. It might be that Paint doesn't deal with transparency very well. Try using Photopea instead 🙂

 


Yes, the background is transparent, but the rgb values are not 0. But I found a way to make it work today.
Will take a bit of manual work, but I have been working with this for months so that no problem if it takes a few weeks extra 🙂

 

rapdorapper
13 years ago
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Why don't they show any Dutch faces??? 

 

check pic

 

mons
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By rapdorapper 07 March 2023 - 14:45 PM UTC 

Why don't they show any Dutch faces??? 

 

check pic

 

 

Because the folders who have a screenshot in the OP do not look the same as the ones on your system. You need to install the download again 👍

 

This fix is save-game compatible, however 😉

rapdorapper
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By mons 07 March 2023 - 14:56 PM UTC 

Because the folders who have a screenshot in the OP do not look the same as the ones on your system. You need to install the download again 👍

 

This fix is save-game compatible, however 😉

 

Other nations and teams are fine, except the Dutch team :/

 

check 2 pics

 

this England team is fine

but not faces for Netherlands team :/

rapdorapper
13 years ago
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Please check your save about Netherlands squad faces!!!

mons
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By rapdorapper 07 March 2023 - 16:15 PM UTC 

Please check your save about Netherlands squad faces!!!

 

I thought I was posting in the real name fix thread, sorry 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

Download the real name fix and you'll be fine.

rapdorapper
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By mons 07 March 2023 - 16:19 PM UTC 

I thought I was posting in the real name fix thread, sorry 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

Download the real name fix and you'll be fine.

 

My update save is 23.1... It doesn't work for the Dutch squad :/ but works alone for the new update 23.3.... That's not fair!

mons
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By rapdorapper 07 March 2023 - 16:33 PM UTC 

My update save is 23.1... It doesn't work for the Dutch squad :/ but works alone for the new update 23.3.... That's not fair!

 

a) stop being so hysterical

b) if installed correctly, the real name fix works just fine for all versions of FM

dam73
11 years ago
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Hello, I want to download the face packages for FM2014 at this address ...but the links are no longer available ?

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/archive/1

 

you have a solution to download it otherwise, please help me ?!

mons
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By dam73 09 March 2023 - 16:39 PM UTC 

Hello, I want to download the face packages for FM2014 at this address ...but the links are no longer available ?

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/graphics/archive/1

 

you have a solution to download it otherwise, please help me ?!

 

It's a file from 9 years ago. I'm afraid you'll have to resign yourselves to it no longer being available at this stage.

dam73
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mons

 

you are staff you can not download the files ?

mons
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By dam73 09 March 2023 - 19:38 PM UTC 

mons

 

you are staff you can not download the files ?

 

I only have access to the latest megapack, I'm afraid.

hootie121082
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Since the update I don't have any player or staff faces for any of the French or Dutch squads. I'm in 2031 and its been fine until the update. Is there any fix for this?

mons
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By hootie121082 09 March 2023 - 19:39 PM UTC 

Since the update I don't have any player or staff faces for any of the French or Dutch squads. I'm in 2031 and its been fine until the update. Is there any fix for this?

 

Yes, download this file. Apply it again if you had already. It's in the FAQ 😉

hootie121082
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By mons 09 March 2023 - 19:40 PM UTC 

Yes, download this file. Apply it again if you had already. It's in the FAQ 😉

Mons Thanks you mate. That worked great. Cheers buddy

 

hootie121082
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By mons 09 March 2023 - 19:40 PM UTC 

Yes, download this file. Apply it again if you had already. It's in the FAQ 😉

 

So after adding the licence fix some of the names of teams have changed eg. Napoli are now called Parthenope and Man Utd are now Manchester UFC. Any ideas?

mons
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By hootie121082 09 March 2023 - 20:32 PM UTC 

So after adding the licence fix some of the names of teams have changed eg. Napoli are now called Parthenope and Man Utd are now Manchester UFC. Any ideas?

 

Apply the workaround in the first post of that thread.

marco.ippoliti
4 years ago
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I downloaded the 11 parts but I don't know how merge in only 1

 

The instruction are not clearly  for me, please help me… in Italian if is possible

 

Thanks a lot

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